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Ohioan Nicole Riegel’s Feature Holler Opens

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohioan Nicole Riegel’s Feature Holler Opens

Filmmaker and Ohioan Nicole Riegel is tired of the depiction of Appalachia and Appalachians she sees in films and media. Her film Holler, hitting theaters across the country Friday, may set that record straight. “I have a chip on my shoulder about films made about where I’m from in Appalachia because a lot of them […]

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65th Annual Columbus Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans 65th Annual Columbus Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

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The Columbus Film + Video Festival (CIF+VF) returns for its 65th year in 2017 in April, bringing film fans a slate of new movies, documentaries, shorts, cartoons and more. Headlining film Signature Move is not only fresh off its premiere at SXSW, but also has local ties as director Jennifer Reeder is an OSU-grad and Central […]

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Local Filmmaker Finds Inspiration in CBUS

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Finds Inspiration in CBUS

“I’m inspired by Columbus,” says Mike Olenick. A native of Red Bank, New Jersey, Olenick came to CBUS 13 years ago, after receiving his Master’s degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. The draw at that time was a job as studio editor for the Wexner Center for the Arts, but Ohio life […]

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Picture Lock Unveils Wexner Center’s Best Kept Secret

Hope Madden Hope Madden Picture Lock Unveils Wexner Center’s Best Kept Secret

As the culmination of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, the public is invited to glimpse an effort that has flown under the radar for a quarter century. Picture Lock, a four-day festival, directs attention to the Wex’s Film/Video Studio department, a residency program that provides support to filmmakers and artists. […]

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Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Much ado has been made about bringing Hollywood to Columbus, but it turns out, we’ve had a little slice of Tinsel Town right in Grandview Heights all along. Columbus native Nicholas Bushman is about to release his second feature film, with a third in the can and a fourth in development. Though he splits his […]

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Old Machine Film Company Moves Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old Machine Film Company Moves Downtown

The old Cherry’s Art Center at 59 East Spring closed its doors in 2012, leaving a lonely stretch of emptiness between High and Third Streets Downtown. Next month, the building will once again be home to creative use, when Old Machine — a local film production company — relocates there from Italian Village. The historic […]

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Greater Columbus Arts Council Wants More Film Produced in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Greater Columbus Arts Council Wants More Film Produced in Columbus

The Greater Columbus Arts Council is tasked with promoting the patronage and support of a very wide spectrum of visual and performing arts groups, ranging from dance to music to theatre to sculpture. Film has always fallen under that umbrella, though the organization is now placing a larger emphasis on the growth of the film […]

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